Restricted Madison County group raising money to remove Confederate monument

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CMWinkler

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Madison County group raising money to remove Confederate monument
Thursday, June 8th 2017, 9:13 am CDTThursday, June 8th 2017, 11:26 am CDT
By Jake Berent, Reporter
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
The controversy over a Confederate monument in Madison County isn't going away, and now a local group is raising money to try and drum up support for the statue's removal and pay the fine that would be incurred for its removal.

Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill last month that prevents any monument more than 40 years old from being moved. Under the law, any group that moves a monument could face a fine of up to $25,000.

More: http://www.waff.com/story/35619268/madison-county-group-raising-money-to-remove-confederate-monument
 

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Madison County group raising money to remove Confederate monument
Thursday, June 8th 2017, 9:13 am CDTThursday, June 8th 2017, 11:26 am CDT
By Jake Berent, Reporter
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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
The controversy over a Confederate monument in Madison County isn't going away, and now a local group is raising money to try and drum up support for the statue's removal and pay the fine that would be incurred for its removal.

Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill last month that prevents any monument more than 40 years old from being moved. Under the law, any group that moves a monument could face a fine of up to $25,000.

More: http://www.waff.com/story/35619268/madison-county-group-raising-money-to-remove-confederate-monument
So far they have $630. But I believe they misinterpret the law. From their gofundme page: "we need to raise up to $25,000 to help our community pay its fine for relocating the monument." That's not the intent of the law - pay 25k and you can remove a monument or rename a street. They would pay the 25k fine and the monument would be restored to its original place.
 
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